Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 21, 2015
Do you want to buy a LMS or an authoring tool and are you wondering what the best option is for tracking the results of your learners? SCORM is a standard in e-Learning that makes it possible to track and trace the results of your learners in a Learning Management system (LMS).
Experience API: Will it sweep the eLearning nation?
NOVEMBER 2, 2012
conference I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Rochelle of Brandon Hall and Aaron Silvers of ADL on the new emerging Experience API (also known as Tin Can) and have been given great insight. Experience API is coding that tracks a person’s learning activity even if that [.]. eLearning Aaron Silvers ADL Brandon Hall elearning Experience API Jon Aleckson LAMP environment Learning 3.0 AKA Tin Can While at the Learning 3.0
Project Tincan: What should SCORM 2.0 look like?: Participate!
Challenge to Learn
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
They do a project for the ADL to investigate what the next version of SCORM should look like. SCORM is the standard of the e-Learning industry and now and then we say less nice things about it, but it is our guarantee (most of the times) that content from our authoring systems will actually run in most LMS, and that the learners progress and results are tracked and reported. Today I was interviewed by Ben Clarck from Rustici software.
Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider
JULY 13, 2013
ADL, or Advanced Distributive Learning , is the government agency behind the spec. The SCORM API is tested and reliable for tracking of basic information such as course completion, time spent taking a course, completion date, and post-test score. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN!
What is Tin Can API?
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, Tin Can has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. Once an LMS is Tin Can compliant, it can track, store and report on relevant statements.
Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM
MAY 27, 2015
Originally developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the Unite States Department of Defense, SCORM was designed to standardize and modernize their training courses. Learning can be tracked both on and offline.
Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Megan & I spent the bulk of our time helping the eLearning Guild with the xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI in Practice track. Speaking of events, ADL has a PlugFest happening in December in Orlando.
5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning
OCTOBER 13, 2012
With the Tin Can API, all of these experiences can be tracked and accounted for. ADL commissioned Rustici Software to develop the specification, which looks to supplant SCORM as the go-to eLearning spec of the 2010′s…and then some. We can track more details than ever before.
xAPI, LRS – The Interview
JANUARY 12, 2015
Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. I worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards.
Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning
OCTOBER 13, 2013
This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard.
xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear
AUGUST 3, 2015
Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride. We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using xAPI to accomplish. You might be surprised to find out we’re in 2nd gear.
A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
There’s a group hosted by ADL that is working towards this. Activity Providers could be a lot more transparent about what interactions they’re capable of tracking. The tl;dr : Like hardware, w hen it comes to data, if you can’t open it, you don’t own it.
What is Cmi5? A new set of rules for xAPI
MARCH 2, 2017
Ben Clark of Rustici Software has described how cmi5 augments xAPI as follows: “xAPI is wide open, there’s so much this standard can do that people don’t know what to expect out of it and they don’t know how to track certain things consistently.
What is Tin Can?
DECEMBER 14, 2012
ADL (the keepers of SCORM) is the steward of this new specification aka “the next generation of SCORM.”. Both SCORM and Tin Can API allow track completion; track time; track pass/fail; and report a single score. Providers have come to realize that learning experiences happen everywhere (not just in the LMS) and Tin Can adopters want to give their users the ability to easily track these experiences.
Building the Next Generation of SCORM
APRIL 11, 2012
There have been a lot of changes in internet technology over those years, as well as, many changes in how professional learning is administered and tracked. Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. The data tracked by existing specifications is not exposed to developers in a standard way and requires LMS expertise to access. It will collect activity streams similar to the way social media applications track activity streams.
xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) continues to be a huge supporter of the community as the current stewards of the spec itself. We aren’t freaking out — we are FREAKING EXCITED!!! The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us.
Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?
JUNE 3, 2016
On day one of our series, we learned that AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee) can be considered the first eLearning standard, used to track how learners progress through course content. Moving beyond those limitations, xAPI can track learning in almost any context.
What is the AICC Standard and How is it Relevant to My eLearning Plan?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
When the AICC disbanded, they transferred the CMI-5 project to the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative to ensure continued access to all of your training content. The AICC is dissolved, but having an LMS that supports AICC is still crucial.
The Pulse of Mobile Learning
DECEMBER 6, 2012
While this mobile app is only a first try that lacks the the richness that comes from assessment and tracking, it is nothing to sneeze at. ADL’s Jason Haag places mobile learning in context, reviewing influential ideas and arguing for the ability of mobile devices to deliver on that attractive anywhere, any time promise. We’re happy with how these small devices have added goals, metrics, transparency, tracking, and community to the nooks and crannies of our lives.
SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible
JANUARY 3, 2016
So, normally it is ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning – a research group) that handles all the aspects related to SCORM. However, it is not mandatory to go through the process via the ADL route only.
Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Tracking assessments. The eLearning Guild stated that the tools’ users wanted features such as the ability to: Use user-defined variables that can be tracked. Use variables for personalization and data tracking. Progress Tracking Features.
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
Tin Can API is a new and evolving learning technology specification (from ADL – the SCORM people). It allows track informal learning experiences such as playing games and simulations, and also real-world activities (such as visiting web sites, attending conferences, etc.)
Standard Options Apply
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
In response to their concerns about “tracking,” which rightly furrows eyebrows and adds wrinkles prematurely to us all, a suggestion that gained momentum was that we consider breaking up xAPI into three separate standards efforts — three different documents to be linked together. They may be justifiably squeamish about tracking. This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI.
Become a SCORM pro – Day 1. What is SCORM?
MAY 30, 2016
Over the course of five blog posts, I’ll explain: what SCORM actually is , how it relates to authoring tools, how to get SCORM content into your LMS, how SCORM tracking really works, and what the future of the standard looks like.
What is SCORM?
OCTOBER 18, 2016
The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) answered the call, and developed the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, more conveniently known as SCORM. The ADL has emerged once more to steward in the new age of eLearning specification.
JULY 2, 2012
While there were several exhibitors and presenter focused around learning management, the one technical area that captured my imagination as a designer of instruction – The Tin Can API , this single major development coming from ADL.
JANUARY 5, 2011
Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness.
What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?
MARCH 29, 2017
For instance, a SCORM-compliant e-learning course can be hosted on and tracked by any LMS which complies with the SCORM learning standard. If you have ever been involved in online course design and development, you might have come across e-learning professionals talking about AICC and SCORM.
Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
Tin Can (or the Experience API), the successor to SCORM, is an e-Learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences. Both SCORM and the Tin Can API were developed by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), a research group sponsored by the DoD, with help from Rustici Software.
#DevLearn retrospective: Start dreaming about the future of eLearning
Challenge to Learn
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
The guy sitting on the left is Aron Silvers from ADL. They changed the standard from a tracking and tracing system (Scorm) into a learning experience facilitator. This year more than ever DevLearn addressed the future of eLearning.
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. In SCORM 2004, the sequencing is completely dynamic; the sequencing implementation identifies the next activity based on both Tracking Model and Sequencing Definition Model of activities. In fact, the values of Tracking Model are dynamic but the values of Sequencing Definition Model are static.
The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
The tracking and evidence of learning activities taken past their initial training and qualification. eLearning can be a needlessly complicated subject. As mentioned in a previous post , buzzwords and acronyms are frequently used.
Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs. I think we mostly know how to track informal learning with Tin Can now, but there is still a long way to go in making useful information out of all that data. Tracking should be opt-in when possible. When asking a question about compliance training, we will outfit the compliance violation tracking system to notify us when violations occur.
Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
To give you an example, the free version is ADL SCORM 2004 certified (many commercial paid ones are not). Very nice set of features including multi-track editing, ability to publish not just to YouTube but also Vimeo, picture in picture and audio scrubbing. While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait. I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product.